Daredevil dogs: The question of how the dog got into bin Laden’s compound is no puzzle — the same way the special ops team did, by being loweredfrom an MH-60shelicopter. In fact, U.S. Air Force dogs have been airborne for decades, though the earliest flying dogs accompanied Soviet forces in the 1930s.
Dogs usually jump in tandem with their trainers, but when properly outfitted with flotation vests they can make short jumps into water on their own. A U.S. Navy SEAL, Mike Forsythe, and his dog, Cara — pictured above — recently broke the world record for “highest man/dog parachute deployment” by jumping from 30,100 feet.
When you entreat a conscientious bartender to make you a gimlet these days, he frequently does something that is at once resolutely incorrect and completely forgivable: he makes you a drink containing gin, simple syrup and fresh lime juice. I’ve done it many times myself. Depending on whom you talk to, that might be a type of sour or it might be a type of fix, but it almost certainly is not a gimlet.